There are only two guarantees in life. Keeping the head coaching job of the Cleveland Browns after going 5-3 in eight games certainly isn’t one of them.
Gregg Williams has made his case to remain on the Browns sideline in 2019. Here is the question that has to be answered. Does general manager John Dorsey believe Williams is the right man for the job.
“I do want to commend (Head Coach) Gregg Williams for the job he has done, the last eight games he has done,” Dorsey said. “I think Gregg and his [staff] have done a really nice job in terms of teaching, developing and getting this team to understand what winning is all about and go and achieve some of those wins.
Cleveland is where Williams wants to be. He emphasized that in his postgame press conference Sunday after the 26-24 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Williams reminded reporters of one important thing. He turned down other coaching jobs around the league to be the Browns defensive coordinator in 2017.
“We are going to interview Gregg tomorrow (Jan. 1),” Dorsey said. “With that being said, I want to see his overarching vision and plan for this organization moving forward.”
And that’s just the beginning. So what else does Dorsey want to know in regards to Williams interest in the job.
“I want to hear his thoughts on the team moving forward,” Dorsey said. “I also want to be able to explore multiple options out there in the National Football League and just see who fits this organization moving forward. There may be some guys out there that we do not know about yet so I just want to explore all options and make the best decision for this organization.”
So what if Williams does not get the job on a permanent basis? Would he be considered to remain as the defensive coordinator? There are now seven other NFL teams in search of head coaches. If his time in Cleveland is over, there certainly will be an opportunity for Williams to find a job somewhere else for 2019.